In this Crazy Tour Stories segment, the metalcore band, H.E.R.O., shares one of their stories from being on the road. You can check out the story, after the break.
In 2019 we’re walking around in Copenhagen, having just finished mixing and mastering our debut album “Humanic”. The phone rings and our agent tells us that Slash and Myles Kennedy want us as the opening act in Osaka and Tokyo, Japan. This is is absolutely mind-blowing for us, since we’re huge fans of slash and Myles.
So less than 14 days later we find ourselves in Japan, doing our first show in Osaka.
Of course, we’re celebrating at the venue, drinking beers and such – hoping for a sneak peek of slash or Myles, but they’re nowhere to be seen, and we thought that they might have left the venue straight after the show.
Just before we leave, I (Chris, singer) and Andi (our drummer) needs to use the bathroom – so while we’re standing there doing our thing – the door opens and Myles Kennedy walks in. I guess I’m the first one to turn around – and I’m getting instantly star struck.
Andi looks at Myles and says, “Hey man – this is Chris and he’s a huge fan.”
Myles is super cool and wants to shake hands – and I’m like, “Eeh dude… very pleased to meet you, but I haven’t washed my hands, so it’s kinda weird for me to shake your hand now.”
We agree on an elbow to elbow shake!
That tour started our Japanese adventure. We went no 1 on the Japanese airplay chart with our debut single “Superpowers” and also reached no 1 on the sales charts with our second album “Bad Blood”.
So – thank you Myles and Slash for kickstarting our career.